despair despair  /dɪs ˈpɛr/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a state in which all hope is lost or absent
  2. (n) the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
  3. (v) abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart

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Usage(s):

  1. Our main beef with this online dating site is its power to cause utter despair.
  2. Photographer Kosuke Okahara locates a world of deep despair among young Japanese women.
  3. In The Dark, his second novel, he calls the disease despair and describes how it drains and ultimately destroys a young man of talent.

News

  1. Torn Superman Comic Sells Online for $175,000

    So you've got a less than pristine comic book in your collection? Perhaps there's a giant rip in its cover? Don't despair; it may still be worth something. Indeed, if it happens to be one of the world's oldest and most sought-after comics, it could still be worth six figures. A copy of Action Comics #1 from 1938, the very first comic book to feature Superman , went under the hammer this week on ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. Anne Frank: remembering her on her birthday

    Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929, 84 years ago today. During her short 15 years, she kept a diary and wrote there sorting out her emotions, describing her crushes and despair, her desires and dreams. Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929, 84 years ago today. During her short 15 years, she kept a diary and wrote there sorting out her emotions, describing her crushes and despair, her desires and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Sparrows Point: A year after collapse, unsettled lives

    Despair — and hope — run deep among Sparrows Point's former workers        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

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